Gov. Tom Corbett wants to give Shell Oil tax credits worth $1.65 billion over 25 years so the company will build a refinery in western Pennsylvania to capitalize on the Marcellus Shale natural gas boom, according to Businessweek.
Corbett says the deal could help reinvigorate manufacturing in Pennsylvania and create jobs.
Critics, however, say Shell would probably bring its business to the state without the tax incentives. Corbett has also been criticized for
Shell is the world's second largest company by revenue and made profits of $31 billion last year.
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